The time has come for all good men to rise above principle… Huey Long


One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government - and they aren't going to like it... Huey Long

One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government – and they aren’t going to like it… Huey Long

Huey at 100 : centennial essays on Huey P. Long  edited by Glen Jeansonne  Ruston, La. : McGinty Publications : Dept. of History, Louisiana Tech University, 1995  Hardcover. Papers from “Huey at 100: a centennial symposium on Huey P. Long, his life and legacy”, held at Louisiana Tech University, October 27-29, 1993.  ix, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

You are giving a little man a biscuit to eat, and you put a barrel of flour more taxes on top of his head to carry... — Huey Long on the tax sytem

You are giving a little man a biscuit to eat, and you put a barrel of flour more taxes on top of his head to carry… — Huey Long on the tax sytem

A mob is coming here in six months to hang the other ninety-five of you damned scoundrels, and I'm undecided whether to stick here with you or go out and lead them...  Huey Long, Senate floor speech

A mob is coming here in six months to hang the other ninety-five of you damned scoundrels, and I’m undecided whether to stick here with you or go out and lead them… Huey Long, Senate floor speech

I have never held a public office in my life during which I was not under some kind of threat of removal or impeachment from the day I went into politics until the present day. . . I have tried for about sixteen years to have it some other way, and it has never been any other way, so now I have stopped trying to have it any other way... Huey Long, Senate floor speech, 1934

I have never held a public office in my life during which I was not under some kind of threat of removal or impeachment from the day I went into politics until the present day. . . I have tried for about sixteen years to have it some other way, and it has never been any other way, so now I have stopped trying to have it any other way… Huey Long, Senate floor speech, 1934

And it is here, under this oak where Evangeline waited for her lover Gabriel, who never came. This oak is an immortal spot, made so by Longfellow's poem, but Evangeline is not the only one who has waited here in disappointment. Where are the schools that you have waited for your children to have, that have never come? Where are the roads and highways that you send your money to build, that are no nearer now than ever before? Where are the institutions to care for the sick and disabled? Your tears in this country have lasted for generations. Give me the chance to dry the eyes of those who still weep here... Huey Long, Evangeline Oak campaign speech, St. Martinville, La, 1928

And it is here, under this oak where Evangeline waited for her lover Gabriel, who never came. This oak is an immortal spot, made so by Longfellow’s poem, but Evangeline is not the only one who has waited here in disappointment. Where are the schools that you have waited for your children to have, that have never come? Where are the roads and highways that you send your money to build, that are no nearer now than ever before? Where are the institutions to care for the sick and disabled? Your tears in this country have lasted for generations. Give me the chance to dry the eyes of those who still weep here… Huey Long, Evangeline Oak campaign speech, St. Martinville, La, 1928

He was a crook — but he had no money; a corrupt politician — but the cost of government is third-lowest in the country; a demagogue — but he kept his campaign promises; a hillbilly — but he had no racial prejudices; an ignoramus — but he ran a business administration; a dictator — but he broadened the suffrage; an opportunist — but he had ideals... Drew Pearson

He was a crook — but he had no money; a corrupt politician — but the cost of government is third-lowest in the country; a demagogue — but he kept his campaign promises; a hillbilly — but he had no racial prejudices; an ignoramus — but he ran a business administration; a dictator — but he broadened the suffrage; an opportunist — but he had ideals… Drew Pearson

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